19th Feby. 1806
The enclosed bill was presented this day for payment, and the question arises whether any salary was due. There are no documents in the Treasury shewing whether Mr Duffield ever went to N. Orleans, was qualified by taking the usual oath, or acted at all as a Judge. Nor do we know when or how he resigned. As it is probable that he sent his resignation to you, you may perhaps give some information on the subject—
With great respect Your obedt Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.